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News Briefs 28-06-2017

TFW you feel like you've been hit by a bus *before* you walk into the pub...

Quote of the Day:

We humans of the present are certainly not the summit of Creation. Species more intelligent than us will inhabit the earth. They might even appear quite soon. These days evolution is no longer driven by slow natural development, as Darwin described it, but by human culture. So a post-human intelligence might be made by us ourselves. And I hope that our successors have a better understanding of the world.

Sir Martin Rees

News Briefs 27-06-2017

Quidditch IRL...

Quote of the Day:

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.

G.K. Chesterton

News Briefs 26-06-2017

Monday reality check...

Quote of the Day:

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

H.L. Mencken

News Briefs 23-06-2017

Bloviating bigots...

Quote of the Day:

Somehow, the universe has engineered not only its own self-awareness, but its own self-comprehension. It is hard to see this astonishing property of (at least some) living organisms as an accidental and incidental by-product of physics, a lucky fluke of biological evolution.

Paul Davies

News Briefs 22-06-2017

Todos somos huérfanos…

Thanks to Melchor Ocampo

Quote of the Day

“Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth.”

˜Stephen Hawking

News Briefs 21-06-2017


Quote of the Day:

Our agents of culture are abdicating their responsibility to create more elevated tastes and capitulating to catering.

Maria Popova

News Briefs 20-06-2017

Seems I was a bit cock-eyed when gathering the news briefs today...

Quote of the Day:

Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour, the writing is on the wall.

Alan Bennett

News Briefs 19-06-2017

Stop pushing those pedals and have a lie down...

Quote of the Day:

Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions.

George W. Bush